Book Review: Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing

Robert Klitzman’s “Am I My Genes?” explores a key question facing individuals in a genetic age: How does my genetic profile shape who I am and, in turn, what I believe? In-depth interviews with 64 people who have, or are at risk for, three diseases with identified genetic components (i.e., Huntington’s disease, breast and . . . → Read More: Book Review: Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing

A Life-or-Death Situation

“A Life-or-Death Situation.” By Robin Marantz Henig, The New York Times.

As a bioethicist, Peggy Battin fought for the right of people to end their own lives. After her husband’s cycling accident, her field of study turned unbearably personal.

Brooke was cycling down a hill in City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City when . . . → Read More: A Life-or-Death Situation